Bivalve shell

Neithea is one of the largest and most distinct bivalves in the Upper Greensand of Dorset and East Devon. In common with other molluscs, bivalves have a mantle which surrounds the soft parts and secretes the protective shell. They also have a muscular foot which anchors them to the sea bed or other surfaces.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Neithea gibbosa

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08450